Violence Against Women Act and Prohibited Offenses (Training and Information Resource Site)


CLICK on the Title IX icon (above)  to access the Title IX information page

The Face of Domestic Violence.  View Video Clip Below.  Report Domestic Violence.

If you cannot view this video from this page, click here:  http://youtu.be/nf23mr87UXo

It is the policy of Lawson State Community College that regardless of sex, no person on our campus shall be harassed, stalked, threatened or physically or emotionally abused.  All such incidents should be immediately be reported to a Lawson State administrator for immediate and swift action to be sought against the alleged perpetrator.


Lawson State's Title IX Coordinators & Reporting Title IX Incidents

Lawson State Community College has both a Title IX Coordinator and a Title IX Deputy Coordinator.   In investigating complaints, the Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator work with Senior Level Administrators to investigate all Title IX complaints.  All inquiries concerning the application of policies for the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual violence under Title IX should be reported immediately through Lawson State's online (24/7) Complaint/Incident Reporting System.  When a Title IX Complaint is filed involving sexual harassment, sexual violence, bullying, etc...,Lawson State Coordinators are immediately alerted college-wide.  Students:  For more information on Lawson State Complaint Process, refer to the Student Handbook or for the abridged version of the process, you can refer to the college's Complaint website.  Employees:  Refer to the Employee Complaint page on Lawson's website.

STUDENTS:
Step1:
File Your Complaint Here:  Complaint/Incident Reporting System.
Step 2: Contact Mr. Darren Allen
Acting Dean of Students
Title IX Coordinator (handles all Title IX Student Complaints, including Athletics)
Lawson State Community College
Employees: Contact the Title IX Coordinator: 
Voice:  (205) 929-6361 ((be sure to use the "Click Here" notification first before calling)
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

EMPLOYEES:
Step1: File Your Complaint Here:  Complaint/Incident Reporting System
Step 2:
Contact Mrs. Janice McGee
Human Resources Director
Title IX Deputy Coordinator (handles all Title IX Employee Complaints)
Lawson State Community College
Employees: Contact the Title IX Deputy Coordinator:
Voice:  (205) 205-929-6313 (be sure to use the "Click Here" notification first before calling)
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

The Title IX Coordinators at Lawson State provides advice and oversight on policies, preventive educational programs, resources and services required under Title IX, and in addition, oversees all complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence, as well as identifies and addresses any patterns or systematic problems that arise during the review of complaints. 


How to Report a Title IX Incident

Lawson State has a multitude of ways in which a student can report a Title IX complaint.  The fastest is most immediate away is to go to Lawson State's website at www.lawsonstate.edu and click on Quick Links.  From there, you can click on any Title IX link and you will be immediately directly (in one click) to the reporting page.  Once you file a Title IX complaint, the Title IX Coordinators will be immediately alerted.  When filing your complaint online, be sure to include a correct phone number and email address.  If you do not have means to a computer, contact one of the Coordinators above for assistance in filing your complaint.  Links to file a complaint are also under the following areas of the website (beyond the Quick Links page):  Employee Portal, Student Portal, Current Students, Student Services, and Athletics.

      

Want to File Your Complaint Now Before Talking to a Coordinator?  You Can.  Click the Appropriate Link Below.

Title IX:  Report a Sexual Assault

Title IX:  Report Sexual Harassment

Title IX:  Report Harassment

Title IX:  Report Bullying

Title IX:  Report a Retaliation Claim

Title IX:  Report Any Other Title IX Violation


Counseling & Support Resources

It is the policy of Lawson State Community College that regardless of sex, no person on our campus shall be harassed, stalked, threatened or physically, sexually or emotionally abused.  All such incidents should be immediately be reported to a Lawson State (as outlined above) for immediate and swift action to be sought against the alleged perpetrator and the matter fully investigated and/or referred to the appropriate authorities.

The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Rape
Call the 24-hour YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline
Alabama Network of Children's Advocacy Centers
Child Abuse Reports
Child Support Services
Child Protect, Inc.
Victim Compensation Program
Victim Rights Information
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Legal Services Corp of Alabama
800-650-6522
334-264-0123
205-322-9922
888-848-3468
334-242-9500
334-242-9300
334-262-1220
800-541-9388
800-626-7676
334-269-1515
334-832-4570

Links to Resources from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights:

Reporting Options:

If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or sexual violence, you have resources and reporting options. If an incident occurs to you or you know of an incident, please immediately contact at least one of the following people/offices:

Lawson State Police Department (Birmingham Campus): 205-929-6317
Lawson State Police Department (Bessemer Campus): 205-929-3509 or 205-929-6308

Police (Birmingham)
Central Headquarters
Phone: 205-254-1700

Police (Bessemer)
(205) 424-4060

Lawson State (Title IX Director for Student Complaints):  Dr. Renay Herndon, Counselor, (205) 929-3419; Email: rherndon@lawsonstate.edu
Lawson State: (Title IX Director for Employee Complaints):  Mrs. Janice McGee,  Human Resources Director, (205) 929-6361; Email: jmcgee@lawsonstate.edu


Online Training Series:  Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and More

Please review this training to better identify domestic abuse and other forms of abuse and learn how to best report it on our campus resources and services.

Introduction to Domestic Violence

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.


If you cannot view this video from this page, click here:  http://youtu.be/j3Hp_S0PTTo

What is Domestic Violence?  Domestic Violence Defined by an Expert

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.


If you cannot view this video from this page, click here:  http://youtu.be/iPGnZOoUjw0

No More...Report Domestic Violence, Stalking, Harassment, Threats, Abuse

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.


If you cannot view this video from this page, click here: http://youtu.be/j70ha1PUlqk

What is Stalking?:

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.


If you cannot view this video from this page, click here: http://youtu.be/8zYABuZuV8o

Alabama Stalking Definition:

 

What is a Domestic Violence Stalker

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.


If you cannot view this video from this page, click here: http://youtu.be/xlBtbAtrfNI 

What is Revenge Stalking?

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.


If you cannot view this video from this page, click here:  http://youtu.be/Z9mleYQ1Mn0

Most Dangerous Type of Stalker

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.

If you cannot view this video from this page, click here: http://youtu.be/VHz9kssyqRs:

What is a Restraining Order?

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.

If you cannot view this video from this page, click here: http://youtu.be/A4kRHs3uyE8

Develop a Safety Plan:

This video is for educational purposes only.  Contact a Domestic Violence Professional (see Hotline below) for more information and profession support, guidance and advice.

If you cannot view this video from this page, click here: http://youtu.be/xhe01RcHo1I 

Report Domestic Violence Immediately:

Call the 24-hour YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline:  205-322-9922

Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-650-6522

National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Domestic Violence Hotline (TTY):  1-800-787-3224